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Novel by acclaimed Australian author. Georgie Jutland's life is a mess. She is stuck in a remote area of Western Australia with a fisherman she doesn't love and two children whose dead mother she can never replace. Her career is in ruins and she has fallen into a domestic routine of social isolation and blurry nights loitering in cyberspace, until she meets the local poacher Luther Fox. Simultaneously published in both standard and deckled-edge hardcover editions. Book was awarded the 2002 Miles Franklin, Christina Stead, and Western Australian Premier's Book of the Year Awards, as well as the 2001 Book Data/ABA Book of the Year and Goodreading Award - Readers Choice Book of the Year. Author's previous novels include 'Cloudstreet', which received both the National Book Council Banjo Award and the Miles Franklin Award in 1992, and 'The Riders', which was shortlisted for the 1995 Booker Prize.